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Little Ducks, the Nursery School at St James Primary welcomes children from 2 years old.  Little Ducks is located within the school site in The Roost (previously known as the Lodge), adjacent to the KS1 playground.

Our core hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm, term time.  Morning sessions run from 9am-12noon; afternoon sessions run from 12noon-3pm daily, with an option for BASE (Before and After School Extended Day) from 7.30am to 6pm.

We offer government funded 15hr places for 3-and-4-year-olds alongside 30hr places for those eligible (Funded Early Education: FEE and FEET hours). Additionally, 2-year-olds who are eligible for 15hr (FEET).  FEE and FEET hours are to be taken as 2.5 consecutive days during core nursery hours, term time only (38 weeks).

To ensure flexibility, children can have either a packed lunch from home or purchase a school lunch, provided at an additional cost of £2.60 per day.  Children eligible for Free School Meals are entitled to a free school meal where they attend both the morning and afternoon session in any day.  Children eat their lunch in a quiet, calm environment and adults sit with them, initiating conversation and modelling good table manners.